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Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Minority Presidents in Multiparty Systems

Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman, and Timothy J. Power


This book provides the first cross-regional study of an increasingly important form of politics: coalitional presidentialism. Drawing on original research of minority presidents in the democratizing and hybrid regimes of Armenia, Benin, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Kenya, Malawi, Russia, and Ukraine, it seeks to understand how presidents who lack single party legislative majorities build and manage cross-party support in legislative assemblies. It develops a framework for analysing this phenomenon, and blends data from MP surveys, detailed case studies, and wider legislative and political contexts, ... More

Keywords: presidentialism, legislatures, Africa, Latin America, Former Soviet Union, coalitions, coalitional presidentialism, democratization, hybrid regimes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Chaisty, author
Associate Professor in Russian Government, University of Oxford

Nic Cheeseman, author
Professor of Democracy and International Development, University of Birmingham

Timothy J. Power, author
Associate Professor in Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford